Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Chicken Burritos

  • Can of Refried Beans
  • Lipton Package of Spanish Rice
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortillas
  • Sour Cream, Guacamole, whatever you like!
Chicken Recipe:
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • hot sauce to taste
  1. Place chicken breasts and tomato sauce in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then add the salsa, seasoning, cumin, garlic and chili powder. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. With a fork, start pulling the chicken meat apart into thin strings. Keep cooking pulled chicken meat and sauce, covered, for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add hot sauce to taste and stir together (Note: You may need to add a bit of water if the mixture is cooked too high and gets too thick.)
Make the chicken, heat up the beans, make up the rice packet...layer beans, rice, chicken and cheese in a tortilla, top with sour cream or whatever you like. (Makes 4 BIG burritos...but you can likely get more if you're less of a pig than we are!)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Microwave Country Breakfast (for dinner)

When it's hot outside and you do not want to turn on that oven, here's a yummy and easy dinner choice. (Oh, yeah, and it works for breakfast too!)


2 medium baked potatoes (cook them in the microwave!)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup jack cheese

Peel and slice cooled potatoes; set aside.
Combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Beat.
Melt butter in a 9" baking dish (use microwave).
Cook green pepper and onion in butter in microwave until tender (3-4 minutes).
Add eggs and potatoes.
Cook in microwave on medium power 5-12 minutes (depends on the microwave). Stop and stir twice.
Eggs will be set when it's finished.
Cover with shredded cheese. The cheese will melt on it own but could be melted in the microwave if necessary.



Sunday, August 12, 2007

Joy's Pulled Pork Sandwiches

We are so behind in posting recipes! I just got this (with permission) from a friend's blog, and I believe she got this recipe from another friend (I haven't made it yet, but it looks so yummy!):


pork roast
bbq sauce
cole slaw mix
good rolls like ciabatta

Place the pork roast in the crock pot with maybe 2 bottles of beer and some minced garlic. Cook it all day--I usually put the pork in about noon and it's definitely ready by 5ish.

Drain off the liquid and shred the pork; mix with bbq sauce--we like Mo's Sweet Carolina sauce. Cut the rolls in half, spread with a little butter and grill them in a pan (this extra step makes the sandwiches really yummy).

To the cole slaw add chopped cilantro, some olive oil, rice wine vinegar, salt, pepper and cumin to taste. can serve this on the side or right on top of the pork.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Jenny Fugler's Chicken Enchiladas

I have a yummy recipe I want to share because it was so easy and SO yummy! A kinda different version of Chicken Enchiladas:

1 T butter
1/2 c. chopped green onions
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies (I didn't have any, so I just used 1/2 t. chili powder)
1 (10.75 oz) can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. sour cream
1 1/2 c. cubed cooked chicken breast meat
1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
6 (12 in.) flour tortillas (I was only able to fit it into 4)
1/4 c. milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking dish.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the green onion until tender (about 3-4 minutes). Add the garlic powder, then stir in the green chilies, cream of mushroom soup and sour cream. Mix well. Reserve 3/4 of this sauce and set aside. To the remaining 1/4 of the sauce in the saucepan, add the chicken and 1/2 c. of shredded Cheddar cheese. Stir together.
3. Fill each tortilla with the chicken mixture and roll up. Place seam side down in the prepared baking dish.
4. In a small bowl combine the reserved 3/4 of the sauce with the milk. Spoon this mixture over the rolled tortillas and top with the remaining 1/2 c. cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Enjoy!! It is so creamy and delicious! I only made four of these, but I'm sure you could double it for double the fun!

check out Jenny's Blog at http://travisjenny.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Spicy Turkey Minestrone

1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cups carrots, sliced
2 cups potatoes, diced
2 cups celery, sliced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin (this is spicy, put less for a milder soup)
9 cups of chicken broth
1 1/2 cups uncooked macaroni (substitute your favorite pasta)
1 cup canned white kidney beans, drained
1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes
2 cups of cooked turkey, diced (or chicken)

Heat oil to medium high in a heavy pot; saute carrots, potatoes, and celery for a few minutes until hot. Add broth, salt, pepper and cumin and bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni, beans and tomatoes; boil until pasta is almost tender. Add turkey and cook until turkey is heated through and pasta is tender.

Serves 6-8

I stole this recipe from Winn-Dixie and made a few modifications. Of all the soups I make, this one is Darin's favorite. I usually cut the recipe in half when I make it for just us.

Monday, June 25, 2007

PB&R Wraps


peanut butter (or almond butter or???)
wheat tortillas

Spread peanut butter on a tortilla. (I only use a little bit of p.b., but use however much you like.)
Then sprinkle raisins in a row down the middle.
Heat in microwave about 15 seconds or so, then roll up and enjoy!

Sound weird? Trust me, it's yummy! I loved these growing up and still do!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I made this the other night. It was so easy and so gourmet tasting. If I didn't have to get up to do the dishes after dinner I would have thought I was at a fancy restaurant. =)

Ginger Mandarin Halibut and mashed potatoes

Briannas Ginger Mandarin Salad Dressing
Four fillets of your favorite fish (Salmon, Tilapia, Halibut…)
Pappy’s Seafood Spice
1 tbsp butter or olive oil

Mashed Potatoes:
8 medium red potatoes
1 ½ cups milk
5 to 8 tbsp butter
Garlic powder
Dried basil

Start by marinating the fish in a dish with a sprinkling of Pappy’s and drenched in the Ginger Mandarin Salad Dressing.

Then start the potatoes:
1. Wash them, cut out the bad spots and cut them into equal sized chunks. (I leave the skins on – you don’t have to). Bring to a boil in a big pot and boil until you can easily stick a fork through them.

(Make a salad while you’re waiting for the potatoes to boil – I did baby spinach, mixed greens, green onions, tomatoes and cucumber tossed lightly with the Ginger Mandarin Dressing.)

2. Drain the potatoes; put them back into the pot. Add butter and 1 cup of milk. Mash with a potato masher or a big serving fork. When they are all mashed add the rest of the milk and seasonings (garlic powder, dried basil, salt and pepper) to taste. Whip the potatoes with a fork for a minute or two. Put a lid on the pot to keep them warm.

Heat the butter or oil in a frying pan. Place the fish in the pan and pour a little of the dressing over top. Cook fish on medium high heat for 3-4 min on each side until it’s cooked all the way through. Keep it moving so it won't stick. Serve!